Monday, September 26, 2011

VisionTV Acquires "Fawlty Towers"

Canada's VisionTV report they have signed a deal with BBC Worldwide Canada, to air more classic Brit TV including "Fawlty Towers", the comedy series starring John Cleese as hotel owner 'Basil Fawlty' and Prunella Scales as his domineering wife 'Sybil'. Episodes to be aired include Series 1-2 and the Special "Basil the Rat".

VisionTV has also acquired "Jam & Jerusalem", written by Jennifer Saunders ("Absolutely Fabulous"), starting October 6, 2011, airing Series 1-3 and two Specials;

"Yes, Minister", starring Nigel Hawthorne, airing Series 1-3 and one Special;

"Yes, Prime Minister", airing Series 1-2;

"The Vicar of Dibley", starring Dawn French ("French & Saunders"), airing Series 1-3 and five Specials;

"The Old Guys", starring Clive Swift ("Keeping Up Appearances"), airing Series 1-2.

"We're very pleased to have acquired these powerhouse series from BBC
Worldwide and to bring them to audiences across Canada," said Mark Prasuhn, Chief Operating & Content Officer of Zoomer Media Ltd, Television Division.

VisionTV currently airs the long-running Brit soap opera "The Eastenders".

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